Posts Tagged ‘snood’

Pewter Snood

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

This amazing Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 8-ply was originally intended for Mel Clark’s Diagonal Ribbed Cowl. My mom requested a chunky snood for her birthday and I thought the combination of super soft cashmere and simple design would be just the ticket. After some hemming and hawing over modifications to the cowl pattern I decided to design a new snood especially for my mom. I’m knitting up a version that is chunkier still and will share the pattern once it’s ready to go. I love this yarn but the price is in line with its luxurious qualities! The new version will be less heart attack-inducing in terms of material costs. I had originally thought that the three skeins I picked up from Rose Haven Farm Store would be enough but ended up needing to pick up two more that I found at Lettuce Knit. Lucky or unlucky!

[Photos courtesy of Christopher]


Pattern: Sag Snood/ Cowl

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Sag Snood

Sag Snood

As promised, here is the pattern for the Sag(ittarius)  Snood/ Cowl! I made the snood version for Chris’ birthday, which just so happens to be tomorrow! It’s super bulky and super warm, just in time for winter. I love the texture of double seed stitch, especially in a bulky yarn like Brown Sheep Burly Spun. Whether you make the snood or cowl version, you’ll be able to tuck right in once the snow starts falling.

Finished Measurements

Cowl: 32 inch (81 cm) circumference and 8 inches (20 cm) high (fully extended)

Snood: 32 inch (81 cm) circumference and 23 inches (58 cm) high (fully extended)


Brown Sheep Burly Spun (100% wool; 132 yards/ 121 metres)

Cowl: 1 skein of  Sable (BS07)

Snood: 3 skeins of Deep Charcoal (BS06)


US 15 (10.0 mm)/ 20 inch (50 cm)  circular needle, or size to achieve gauge


stitch marker

tapestry needle

measuring tape


10 sts in 4 inches (10 cm) of stockinette stitch

Pattern Stitch

Double Seed Stitch in the round

Round 1: * P2, k2; rep from*.

Round 2: same as round 1

Round 3: * K2, p2; rep from*.

Round 4: same as round 3

Repeat these 4 rounds for pattern stitch.


Cast on 80 sts (I used the cable cast on method)

Work pattern stitch until piece measures 8 inches (20 cm) from the cast on edge for cowl, 23 inches (58 cm) for snood (or desired length)

Bind off (I used the chain bind off method)

Brave the weather!